The Psalm for today is Psalm 125. Psalms are songs of praise that help us worship God in a way that’s more personal than singing hymns, but less formal than praying through the Psalms written by David found in the Old Testament.
When you look at Psalm 125, it starts out with an interesting phrase: “Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever.” ( Psalm 125:1 NIV)
Mount Zion was the place where the Temple of Jerusalem was built. So it’s like saying that those who trust God are as secure as if they were standing on holy ground.
It continues to say that God will protect His people more than the guardians of a city watch over their people. If you trust in Him, He will save you from every evil threat. Psalm 125 continues to say that disaster won’t come near your home, because God will protect you. When life is difficult, it’s easy to get discouraged and feel like giving up. Psalm 125:3-4 says: “Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth. May God continue to bless you; May God make His face shine upon you.” ( Psalm 125:3-4 NIV)
The Psalm comes to a close by saying that those who trust in Him will be like a tree planted by a stream. Psalm 125:5 says: “Those who trust in the Lord are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep and branches that never fail.” ( Psalm 125:5 NIV)
In Psalm 1 , it talks about how those who love God will produce fruit in their lives. Psalm 1:3 says: “And he will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.” ( Psalm 1:3 NIV)